Middle Tennessee 86, Belmont 80, OT
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP)—Desmond Yates scored 20 points to lead a balanced scoring attack and Middle Tennessee made 26-of-28 free throws Wednesday night in an 86-80 overtime victory over Belmont.
Middle Tennessee (3-5) outscored the Bruins (6-4) 12-6 in overtime with Demetrius Green’s field goal putting the Blue Raiders ahead for good 78-76 with 2:43 left.
Kevin Kanaskie and Theryn Hudson scored 16 for Middle Tennessee and Green added 10.
Belmont was led by Keaton Belcher and Shane Dansby with 15 points each, Justin Hare with 11 and Jordan Campbell and Andy Wicke with 10 each.
Hare made a 3-pointer with eight seconds left in regulation to make it 74-74 and send the game into overtime.
Belmont led 68-63 with 4:39 left but went cold.